HEARTSTREAMS daily devotionals (Single and Married)
THREE LOVE GIFTS
11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Relationships are at the center of Christmas and I will prove it. Jesus was born to restore the relationship of man to God. and when he was born, part of his purpose is to bring goodwill amongst all men/. Luke said it this way in Luke 2:13-14 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
To truly celebrate this season let us bring our gifts to the baby Jesus, but how? Jesus said it in Matt 25:40 “ I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” so as we give people in our lives these three gifts on this day on, it will be like a gift to baby Jesus
There are three gifts you must give today, don’t worry. Everyone can give it, as long as you can read these words, you can, they are gifts of words. There are three different statements, with three different words, that you must never wait for people to give you before you give it to them, especially when you are in a relationship. These words will mean the difference between the successes of any friendship or relationship. these words have ruined marriages when not said, has terminated relationships when waited for instead given out, yet they are not suppose to be said because of what you may lose of you don’t say them, you should say them because they are true to what you feel at that time and also because of what you will get back when given to your loved ones, you get the gift of their heart.
The first of these love gifts is “I LOVE YOU”
Never ever say these words if you do not mean them. Never say these words if you can’t prove them .Never say these words if you will take them back. Now if you have decided to give out the gift of these three words in your relationships, you must say them first all the time, you must say them regardless less how you feel, you must say them until you can’t breathe again. These words were first said by God when he loved us so much. they are words that you must learn to say to your spouse, they are words you must learn to say to your friends, they are words you learn to say to your family members, the world will be a better place of people say it more than they complain about others, if they told them how much they love you instead of telling you how much you need to correct, if they told you how much they Love you instead of trying to change you. People rarely receive these gifts, and I can prove it, when last did you hear it apart from someone who was trying to ask you out? You try and tell you mum today or your friend at work who you cherish how much you love and appreciate them, you will be surprised at what happens. Text it to someone, just call someone to tell them ‘I love you’ this Christmas, tell them you may not have all the gifts in the world, but you really love them. Wonders happen when you tell someone “I Love you”
The second gift is the gift of “I THANK YOU”
I think most people are underappreciated. Most of us do not value what we have and especially those in our lives most times until we lose them, and the alternative to saying thank you to people is literarily complaining about them most of the time. Sometimes some parents never tell their children thank you, one girl said she has never heard her father tell her thank you before, she said maybe because she is a girl. I was thanking this girl for how much she has helped me to learn about other teenagers in ministry and she was asking that do I really mean my ‘THANK YOU’, please I beg of you call your loved one and thank them from the depth of your heart, give them reasons why you are thanking them, tell them you will never trade them for anything in the world, tell them you will never trade them for anyone in the world. Remember even if the person has hurt you in the past, am sure they have done things or been someone to you whom you cannot replace in your life, you can do it in a special way: send a thanks card. Write It to them0, package a gift and tell them it’s a thank you gift, you can be creative with it, do this and give me a feed back the things you noticed about how people respond to you.
The third but not the last gift to give out is the gift of “I AM SORRY”
Well this one may be the most difficult part to give since its going to take a lot of humility to do this. but the truth is you do not need to have feelings for this to do this, you must just be willing to repair your relationship with that person. it may be a long lost friend or family member, it may be to your mum or to your dad, it may just be that you need to say it often to you lover so you be at peace with them, may be you are the kind of person that never says you are sorry, it’s time to give this gift away. the rule is, always be the first person to say it, always say it and mean it at the same time, , when we say we are sorry, we are always willing to repair relationships.
This season for us is a season of rediscovering the treasures in the relationships in our lives, it’s a season of healing these relationships and repairing them if they are broken and it’s a season of building them further into nurturing vibrant relationships, no matter the type of relationship in question here. “I love you” will open their hearts for you, “I thank you” will bring you into their heat and “I am sorry” will help you heal their heart, whatever you do this season keep giving.
From the stable of heart streams ‘I love you’, you are the reason why we do what we do and ‘I thank you’ for being a part of our success story this year, ‘I am sorry’ if we haven’t be the best we can, we will surely be better next year, love to have your comments, Merry Christmas and a happy new year in advance.
Yours in LOVE
PST AYO GARUBA
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